Electrical Commissioning Manager - Solar Group

Mortenson Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago



Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Commissioning Manager with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The Electrical Commissioning Manager will provide electrical testing and commissioning leadership for utility solar projects.

Company Overview:

Mortenson's success is not a matter of luck; it's a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade

What are you waiting for?!

This position is based in the corporate office in Golden Valley, MN - 50% travel is required.

Solar projects are located in GA, VA, TX, FL, and AZ.


Provide technical electrical support

  • Review design documents to ensure conformance with contract expectations, noting and resolving issues or conflicts that could impact installation or other trades involved with project

  • Review contractual testing, commissioning and turnover requirements.

  • Understanding of PPA and Interconnection testing and turnover requirements.

  • Assemble plan and schedule for on-site testing and commissioning services.

  • Supervise and ensure quality control of work team, including self-performed and subcontracted work

  • Develop standard bid packages for 3rd party testing services.

  • Interface with other departments to ensure all required materials, equipment, and inspections support the project schedule

  • Work with Project Manager(s)/Electrical Managers to budget, forecast, and manage craft labor, equipment, materials, small tools, consumables, and general working environment

  • Manage the interface with appropriate personnel concerned with the connection of the project power grid to the existing distribution system

  • Review construction documents for completeness and constructability

  • Support the creation, review and update project schedule and 3 week look ahead scheduling

  • Coordinate plans and specifications with engineers, identifying and clarifying any discrepancies

  • Develop and implement site utilization plan and establish crew sizes

  • Conduct effective pre-construction planning sessions and project site meetings

  • Ensure correct implementation of the Mortenson Project Quality Plan (PQP) and assist in the development and updating of the project control logs and QC documentation; assist with the development of electrical Standard Work Instructions (SWIs)

Provide on-site support to electrical team

  • Manage electrical personnel on the project site

  • Coach, mentor and train field personnel, forepersons, and superintendents

  • Establish and nurture teamwork environment

  • Ensure crews have resources and support

  • Provide work direction and performance evaluations

  • Identify hiring needs and participate in hiring, discipline, and dismissal decisions if needed

  • Develop leadership potential through appropriate task assignments and career growth opportunities

  • Implement Mortenson's Zero Injury Safety Program at project site

  • Lead coordination efforts for key equipment suppliers and subcontractors for commissioning process

Other responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with customer and project stakeholders

  • Manage warranty process after project completion

  • Manage site work and logistics efficiently, providing suggestions for improvement

  • Produce various reports; including Sequence of Operation instructions for equipment use and energization of circuits, and written Methods of Operation (MOPs)


Education and Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field experience

  • Minimum eight years electrical construction management and/or commissioning experience.

  • Proficiency in low, medium and high voltage technical knowledge

  • Specialized knowledge/experience in an area of electrical DC systems, low voltage AC systems, controls and substations

  • Current driver's license

  • Working knowledge of latest NESC, NEC, IEEE, NEMA, and OSHA codes and standards and industry safety requirements and methods

  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills

  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks

  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices

  • Microsoft Office, Project, and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level

  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills

  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled employer.


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